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The effects of weight reduction on left ventricular mass in obese normotensive and hypertensive subjects were investigated. Previous studies have shown that weight reduction in hypertensive (HT) obese patients is associated with decreased left ventricular mass (LVM) and decreased blood pressure (BP). This study was performed to examine whether weight(More)
Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is associated with hypertension and increased left ventricular mass (LVM). Maintenance of reduced weight has been a matter of recent concerns in the treatment of obese subjects. This study was conducted to confirm the effect of the addition of exercise to diet on maintenance of body weight in a(More)
1. The present study was conducted to investigate whether mild aerobic exercise and a mild hypocaloric diet, instead of severe restrictions on caloric intake, would affect weight reduction and plasma leptin concentrations. 2. Forty-one middle-aged sedentary women (15 obese and 26 non-obese) participated in a 12 week lifestyle-modification programme to(More)
Although myocardial fractional flow reserve (FFRmyo) has been demonstrated to be a useful index for determining functional significance of coronary stenosis, the data in previous studies was derived from a highly selected group of patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of FFRmyo in a more clinically relevant group of patients,(More)
We investigate the effectiveness of a community-based lifestyle-modification program for reducing blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors in sedentary Japanese middle-aged women. Among an initial cohort of 210 middle-aged sedentary women, 195 subjects completed a community-based 12-week lifestyle-modification program for reducing cardiovascular(More)
In the present study, we demonstrated that the angiographically smooth LAD is more susceptible than the LC to an impairment of vasoresponse to acetylcholine, suggesting the more severe endothelial dysfunction in the LAD. We also showed that levels of LDL play a partial but important role on endothelial dysfunction.
Ca++-antagonist is effective not only for variant angina but also for effort angina. The effects of sustained release diltiazem (diltiazem-R) and beta 1-blocker (atenolol) on exercise tolerance were studied in seven patients with stable effort angina in a cross over trial. Diltiazem-R (100mg) or atenolol (50mg) was given once a day, each treatment period(More)
A weight reduction program to improve cardiovascular risk factors was implemented in obese subjects. The program consisted of exercise training corresponding to the anaerobic threshold (AT) and a mild hypocaloric diet for 12 weeks. In this program, we evaluated the effects of a combination of exercise training and a diet on cardiovascular risk factors such(More)